A date we will never forget – September 11, 2001. Patriot Day is observed on September 11 of each year in memory of the 2,977 people killed in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and aboard United Flight 93 near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
On Patriot Day, the flag of the United States is flown at half-staff at the White House and on all U.S. government buildings throughout the world. Americans are also encouraged to display flags and take a moment of silence to correspond with the attacks, beginning at 8:46 a.m. This is the time the first plane, American Airlines Flight 11, struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Patriot Day is not a federal holiday; schools and businesses remain open. Memorial ceremonies for the 2,977 victims are held throughout many communities. Find a list of Patriot Day, September 11 observances and remembrance ceremonies around Columbus below.
September 9, 2021 5:00 PM – September 13 – 12:00 PM. The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) will commemorate 20th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001 with a memorial flag display on the west lawn of the Ohio Statehouse. On Thursday, September 9, 2021, a short program will begin at 5 p.m. on the West Plaza of the Ohio Statehouse. After the program, volunteers from across central Ohio will install the 2,977 flags that comprise the memorial. See details here.
The flags represent the 2,977 victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93. When seen from above, the design represents the World Trade Center towers, with a space in the shape of the Pentagon and an open strip representing the field in Pennsylvania. Located on the West Lawn of the Ohio Statehouse, the memorial will be open to the public from 7 p.m. Thursday, September 9 until 12 p.m. Monday, September 13, 2021.
Volunteers are welcome for installation. Please contact Dayna Jalkanen, email@example.com or 614-728-2697 to sign up for this event.
Hilliard Remembrance Ceremony at First Responders Park
September 11, 2021. The community is invited to join Hilliard Division of Police and Norwich Township Fire each Sept. 11 at First Responders Park as we remember the 9/11 terrorist attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lives in New York; Washington, D.C.; and Pennsylvania. Details here.
The First Responders Park, in the center of Old Hilliard, memorializes those who died on 9/11 and pays tribute to the 403 First Responders who died making the ultimate sacrifice for their community. In 2010, a delegation of 20 individuals representing the City of Hilliard, Hilliard Police Department, The Norwich Township Fire Department, and the Hilliard community made the two day round-trip from Hilliard to New York City to escort home seven tons of steel from the World Trade Center.
This memorial features granite walls inscribed with the names of those who lost their lives, a reflecting pool, personalized pavers, a monument honoring fallen officers, and a metal sculpture made from the steel of the World Trade Center.
Worthington Patriot Day
Saturday, September 11. The community of Worthington will commemorate the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks for Patriot Day, at noon. Its a great opportunity to honor and recognize first responders, volunteers, and those who protect our safety and freedoms with American Legion Post 239.
The program will feature speakers, music and remembrances, and will begin at 8:46 a.m., to commemorate the exact time the first plane struck the World Trade Towers on September 11, 2001.
The week before September 11, volunteers will be placing 2,977 small American Flags on the Village Green, as a reminder to never forget the lives lost on September 11, 2001, recognize first responders, and raise awareness of the annual September 11th ceremony on the Village Green.
Worthington Village Green, Northwest Quadrant, Worthington, OH 43085
Grove City 9/11 Prayer and Remembrance Ceremony
September 11 from 8:30 am – 9:15 am. Join the American Legion Post #164, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8198, Jackson Township Fire Department and Grove City Ohio Police for Patriot Day, 9/11 Prayer and Remembrance Ceremony at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept.11, at the Jackson Fire Township Station 204, 4900 Buckeye Parkway. Details here.
Westerville 9/11 Observance
Saturday, Sept. 11 and Sunday, Sept. 12. The City presents a special observance in honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Details here.
First Responders Park, 374 W Main St. Westerville, Ohio 43081
9/11 Remembrance Ceremony with Marysville Fire Division
September 11, 2021, 9:50 am. Held rain or shine. Decker Fire Station, 16300 County Home Rd, Marysville, OH 43040. See event page.
Patriot Day Car Show with Empty Pockets Cruisers
September 11, 2021, 11 am – 4 pm
Hilliard Community Center 3800 Veterans Memorial Dr Hilliard, OH 43026
Registration: $10, Spectators Free
All makes, models & years welcome 100 Dash Plaques & 50 Awards, Most Patriotic Door Prizes, Food Trucks & Music
National Veterans Memorial and Museum
August 4-September 1: 20 Years: Remembering the One. Remembering Them All. The exhibit features a replica model of the World Trade Center Plaza created by Daan Van Der Steijn from The Netherlands. He recounts the endless sacrifices made on that day, particularly by the first responders. More details.
September 11, 202 from 9 am – 10 pm: 9/11 20th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony. Join the Museum to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001, during the City of Columbus Remembrance Ceremony.
September 11, 2021 from 6 pm – 8:30 pm: Official book launch of The Twenty-Year War, A Photo Journal Dedicated to Veterans of the Global War on Terror and Their Stories.
Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 with the highly anticipated release of The Twenty-Year War, a photo book that details the experiences of 71 Veterans of the Global War on Terror. Connect with the authors, photographer, and Veterans featured in this breathtaking photo journal during a special program as we dive into the narratives of American service members fighting in a conflict that has spanned the past two decades. The Veterans featured in The Twenty-Year War open up about their call to service, the sobering realities of combat, their transition post-military, and what it’s like to find their mission again — in life. Books will be available for purchase and authors will sign before and after our panel discussion. Capacity is limited; reserve your tickets now.
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